add insult to injury

add in·sult to in·ju·ry
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    • US Pronunciation
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    • UK Pronunciation
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    • [ad verb in-suhlt too in-juh-ree]
    • /æd verb ɪnˈsʌlt tu ˈɪn dʒə ri/
    • /æd ɪn.ˈsʌlt tuː ˈɪn.dʒə.ri/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [ad verb in-suhlt too in-juh-ree]
    • /æd verb ɪnˈsʌlt tu ˈɪn dʒə ri/

Definitions of add insult to injury words

  • noun add insult to injury to make an unfair or unacceptable situation even worse 3
  • verb add insult to injury (Idiomatic) To further a loss with mockery or indignity; to worsen an unfavourable situation. 0

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add insult to injury popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 85% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for add insult to injury

verb add insult to injury

  • aggravate — If someone or something aggravates a situation, they make it worse.
  • heighten — to increase the height of; make higher.
  • provoke — to anger, enrage, exasperate, or vex.
  • worsen — Make or become worse.
  • add fuel to the fire — Used other than as an idiom: see add,‎ fuel,‎ fire.

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